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Vintage Spring ride report

What amazes me at the Vintage Rides is the diversity of the bikes there and the innovative and skilful restorations of old bikes. As well as the old bikes that are simply given a new set of tyres and ridden … Continue reading

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Vintage Spring Ride, Sunday 14 September

September 14 marks the start of Bike Week and, yes, there is going to be another Vintage Ride in Newcastle this year! With the Spring theme, we will all be wearing our warmer weather (we hope!) gear as we ride from … Continue reading

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How I’d restore my Speedwell now

I took this photo of the Speedwell last week and it’s prompted me to think about how I’d do things differently if I were restoring it again. The Brooks B67S aged leather saddle has been perfect. It has worn in … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride thanks

I’d like to thank the people who helped out with the Tweed Ride this year, both in the promotion of it and the organisation. First of all, Peter, author of A New Recyclist, who helped so much with promotion, organisation, marshalling … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride Report

  The Newcastle Tweed Ride was a great success again, with bikes ranging from classic Mercian, above, to quirky Fernleigh Trackster below …With some impressive authenticity, such as this racing bike, with its racing wheels mounted beside the front wheel, … Continue reading

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Bicycle photography using an iPhone

I don’t have a proper camera, I just use my iPhone for my blog photos. And I have no traning in photography, but in the interests of making this blog look better, I have taught myself a few things about … Continue reading

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Speedwell sighting, multi modal travel around Newcastle, Ride 2 Work Day

I saw this old Speedwell recently at the Source Cafe beside Throsby Creek, wearing its rust with pride and not even chained up, though it did have a guard dog as you can see. It is dark blue, no chain … Continue reading

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Riding around Newcastle

Spot the difference in these two photos. Hint: It’s in the background. I was disappointed to find when riding along one of my favourite bike tracks the other day that all the graffiti had been removed from a long line … Continue reading

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Bikes (and other things) around Newcastle lately

Yesterday I was surprised to see not one but two adults commuting by scooter, could this be a new trend around here? I was also shocked to see this in a shop window in Islington:So very like my Speedwell, only … Continue reading

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More Tweed Ride ideas

I ran into Peter, the New Recyclist, last week,  and thought that his outfit was perfectly suited to the upcoming Tweed Ride, which I have been thinking about 23/7 in recent times. His new/old Shogun also fits the bill. This … Continue reading

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